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  • European Stock Markest Set for a Mixed Open Wednesday, 9 Feb 2011 | 2:23 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares were set for a mixed open on Wednesday, staying close to 29-month highs, as worries about the effect of China raising rates were offset by some strong corporate data.

  • European Shares to Pause for Breath After Rally Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 2:22 AM ET
    A broker works as his control screen shows a graph of activity on the French Stock Exchange in Paris.

    European stock index futures pointed to a mixed open for equities on Tuesday, with shares pausing for breath after a rally since the beginning of the month.

  • The Dizzying Complexity of Eurozone Debt Monday, 7 Feb 2011 | 11:21 AM ET

    The scariest part about not understanding an article about European sovereign debt is this: The realization that people making policy may not understand it either.

  • A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares were set to rise on Friday, tracking gains on Wall Street, as encouraging weekly U.S. jobless data boosted confidence about a recovery in the labor market.

  • Seeing Through the Bear’s Disinformation Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 7:45 PM ET

    Things are nowhere near as bad as some investors are making them out to be.

  • Retiring Outside the U.S. No Longer a Foreign Concept Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 3:36 PM ET

    Retiring in another country used to be a foreign concept to most Americans but it’s becoming more common thanks to two main factors: the Internet and the economy.  "All you have to do is think outside the border," one expat said.

  • European Shares to Open Lower; Eyes on Trichet Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 2:22 AM ET

    European shares were expected to slip in opening trade on Thursday, with a recent rally losing steam as investors stayed cautious.

  • EU to Call for Commodity Derivatives Curbs Wednesday, 2 Feb 2011 | 5:54 AM ET
    Wheat field

    Top European Union officials will on Wednesday call for curbs on derivatives markets and greater use of trade policy to reduce volatility in commodity prices and improve the bloc’s access to key raw materials.

  • A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares were set to rise on Wednesday, tracking advances on Wall Street and in Japan and extending gains from the previous session.

  • ECB Halts Emergency Purchases of Bonds Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 4:52 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank suspended its emergency purchases of euro zone government bonds last week as the debt crisis eased, allowing it to focus on combating rising inflation, reports the Financial Times.

  • European Shares to Open Higher; BP Resumes Dividends Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 2:07 AM ET

    Financial bookmakers predicted gains for the leading European benchmark indexes on Tuesday, with the focus seen shifting back to the economic outlook and company earnings.

  • Business Leaders See Euro Zone Break-Up Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 5:59 AM ET
    Euro bills

    An overwhelming majority of business and financial leaders from around the world think there is a chance that one or more eurozone countries will leave monetary union over the next three years, reports the Financial Times.

  • Europe’s Banks Hint at Return to Health Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 4:59 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Europe’s banking system is returning to health amid signs that financial institutions are no longer hoarding cash, according to key indicators, reports the Financial Times.

  • European Shares Set to Fall on Egypt Worries Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 2:13 AM ET
    Traders sit in front of their screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares were set to fall on Monday as concerns grew the Egyptian anti-government protests could spark instability elsewhere in the Middle East.

  • European Stocks to Open Flat Ahead of US GDP Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 2:07 AM ET

    European stocks were indicated to open flat to slightly higher, ahead of gross domestic product data from the US which would show how solid is the recovery of the world's biggest economy.

  • European Stocks to Open Higher After Fed Meeting Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 2:07 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares were set to edge up on Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street and in Asian markets after the Fed's meeting.

  • Obama Speech Seen Pushing Europe Stocks Up Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 2:15 AM ET
    A broker works as his control screen shows a graph of activity on the French Stock Exchange in Paris.

    European shares were set to rise on Wednesday, after US President Barack Obama stressed a need to lower corporate tax rates.

  • European Stocks To Open Higher; Earnings in Focus Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 1:59 AM ET
    Traders sit in front of their screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares are set to rise for a third straight session on Tuesday, mirroring gains in Asia and on Wall Street.

  • European Stocks to Open Higher; Ireland Watched Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 2:06 AM ET
    A trader sits in front of a board displaying Germany's share index DAX at the stock exchange in Frankfurt/Munich, western Germany.

    European shares are set to edge higher on Monday, tracking Friday's gains on Wall Street.